London Paralympics conclude

  • Britain's summer of sport came to an end on Sunday with the closing ceremony of the London Paralympic Games.

    The Olympic Stadium arena in east London played host to the extravaganza marking the end of the 11-day sporting event.

    China finished at the top of the medal table, with 95 golds in their 231-medal haul with Russia (36 golds, 102 overall) and host nation Britain (34 golds, 120 overall) coming in second and third respectively.

    The London Paralympics sold 2.7 million tickets in total, almost 900,000 more tickets than Beijing four years ago, with sales bringing in nearly more than $72 million.

    The music of British band Coldplay dominated the ceremony with support from singer Rihanna and rapper Jay-Z, which was followed by the handover to Rio de Janeiro as Brazilian dancers took to the stage to give a taste of the next Olympics in South America.